[Samba] Cannot access shared home directories from linux machine

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 10 10:14:42 MDT 2014

On 10/07/14 17:01, isofx wrote:
>> Hi, you seem to be using the 'rid' backend on the machine you are 
>> trying to connect from:
>> idmap config * : backend = rid
>> idmap config * : range = 10000 - 49999
>> idmap uid = 50000 - 100000
>> idmap gid = 50000 - 100000
>> Doing this will ensure that you will definitely get a different id 
>> number for the user on the client against the one that they will have 
>> on the Samba4 server (incidentally, you are running an AD DC not a NT 
>> style PDC). I would suggest that you give your users & groups uid & 
>> gidNumbers and set the client to use these.
>> Once this is setup, you should be able to connect via smbclient etc 
>> to the server, once this is working, you can move onto the cifs setup.
>> Just what OS is the client running? idmap uid & gid where replaced 
>> some time ago.
>> Rowland
> Thanks for the hint - this is my first samba setup and I got the idmap 
> configuration from a guide I found online and used it without looking 
> into the rid backend.
> I would configure the UID & GIDs via RSAT-Tools - but how can I 
> configure the client (terminal server) to use them?
> Both the server and the client are running Debian Wheezy.
> Kind regards,
> Rainhard

Just what do you mean by terminal server? If you mean a std linux client 
then have a look here:


But if you mean a 'thin-client' or ltsp client, then sorry but I haven't 
a clue.


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